This position is eligible for the Education Debt Reduction Program (EDRP), a student loan payment reimbursement program. You must meet specific individual eligibility requirements in accordance with VHA policy and submit your EDRP application within four months of appointment. Approval, award amount (up to $200,000) and eligibility period (one to five years) are determined by the VHA Education Loan Repayment Services program office after complete review of the EDRP application. Learn more *Transcripts (official / unofficial) MUST be submitted by each applicant to meet basic qualifications of this position. It is preferred that the Medical/Surgical Assistant Nurse Manager have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in nursing and board certification from a VA-approved certifying body is also preferred. The Assistant Nurse Manager will assist the Nurse Manager to oversee the Medical/Surgical Unit. The Assistant Nurse Manager is a registered professional nurse who is accountable to the Nurse Manager. In collaboration with the Nurse Manager, functions as a supervisor and assumes accountability for the operation of a designated unit. This includes the management, supervision and evaluation of care delivered by nursing and other allied health care staff. As a registered nurse, the Assistant Nurse Manager is also responsible for contributing to the establishment and implementation of evidenced-based nursing standards of practice. In collaboration with the Nurse Manger, creates a positive work environment which enhances care delivery and professional development of clinically competent staff. Promotes, creates, demonstrates and ensures a culturally diverse workforce in which the values and needs of all individuals are respected. The Assistant Nurse Manager demonstrates a high level of clinical expertise, leadership, and creative approaches to management of complex care. In addition, applies skills necessary to identify, coordinate, and/or identify discipline-specific education, as well as training in leadership, professional staff development and emerging needs, to all levels of staff. This RN is a nurse supervisor and provides oversight for the administration of leave, counseling and disciplinary actions in collaboration with the Nurse Manager. Acts as the Nurse Manger during times of Nurse Manager absences. May be assigned additional duties in support of the Nurse Manger, including: (1) Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, setting priorities and preparing schedules for completion of work; (2) Assigning work to assigned personnel based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of subordinates; (3) Evaluating the performance of assigned personnel; ( 4) Making recommendations for appointments, advancements or reassignments of assigned personnel; ( 5) Giving advice, counsel, or instruction to assigned personnel on work and administrative matters; ( 6) Hearing and resolving complaints of assigned personnel and referring more serious complaints not resolved to higher level supervisors; (7) Recommending and/or taking disciplinary action where appropriate; and (8) Identifying developmental and training needs of assigned personnel and providing or making provision for such development and training (VA Handbook 5007, Part III, Chapter 8). Additional responsibilities may be shared with or assigned by the Nurse Manager in the areas of performance improvement, customer service/patient satisfaction, patient and employee safety, interviewing applicants, employee relations, standards of care and practice, the work environment, and accreditation and regulatory standards. Actively develops and manages collaborative partnerships with physicians and other clinicians. Responsible for staffing their units on a continual basis (24/7), validating data used for the staffing methodology process, and working with other nurse leaders to identify and share resources. Responsible for time scheduling of the unit, coaches staff, deals with employee conduct and performance issues, completes recurring reports and performance evaluations in a timely manner. Participates on service and medical center committees and task forces to improve nursing practice and patient care. Identifies educational needs of staff and ensures that these needs are addressed. Has an integral role in supporting and facilitating student nurse clinical experiences. Works in partnership with the union and adheres to EEO principles.
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